Atmanirbhar Bharat is a programme of enormous magnitude and scope, however, most of the benefits will accrue only in the long run

Atmanirbhar Bharat amid Covid-19 pandemic: Prospects and challenges

Atmanirbhar Bharat seeks to create a self-reliant India and focuses on five key areas -- economy, infrastructure, systems, demography, and demand. Read more »
MSMEs need access to credit

India at 75: A vision for equal access to credit for MSMEs

India cannot restore its lost glory without booming MSMEs, and must provide 75-100% credit guarantee to small businesses struggling without access to credit. Read more »
PLI scheme for telecom

Make in India: Govt extends PLI scheme to telecom, networking manufacturers

PLI scheme will boost telecom and networking equipment manufacturing in India with a Rs 12,195 crore outlay over five years. Read more »

NBFCs need a lender of last resort; SIDBI and NABARD can do the job

NBFC offer loans to MSMEs and individuals for 24-48 months. They need funds for a similar period in order to maintain a healthy asset-liability match. Read more »
MSMEs in manufacturing

Insolvency resolution: Why corporate MSMEs deserve special treatment

By Anubha Agarwal India’s gross domestic product had a great fall in the first quarter of 2020-21, pushing the economy into deep uncertainty. The sharp contraction of the economy made a huge... Read more »
India covid coronavirus pandemic response

Focus on life, livelihood key to an inclusive post-Covid economy

The demand-side interventions should focus on sustainable agriculture and MSMEs that take care of the concerns by the worker and the entrepreneur. Read more »
Policy Circle Power Webinar Series

Power Webinar Series: Handholding India’s struggling MSMEs back to recovery

The 63 million MSMEs account for more than a third of the manufacturing output of the country and employ at least 120 million people. Read more »
exodus of migrants after covid lockdown

Some straightforward solutions to post-Covid migrant crisis

While the absence of workers has put a question mark on the reopening of the economy, it has also exposed the vulnerability of unorganised labour. Read more »

A seven-point plan for MSMEs to survive Covid-19

The lockdown has constrained the operating environment of MSMEs in terms of cash flow, non-availability of workers, raw materials and transport infrastructure. Read more »
MSMEs face Covid-19 crisis

MSME sector: Eight ways India can back its small enterprises

Micro, small and medium enterprises are crucial to the revival of the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown. Read more »